Newcastle United have signed England international goalkeeper Nick Pope from recently relegated Burnley.
The 30-year-old become Eddie Howe's second summer transfer, following Matt Targett’s move being made permanent following a successful loan spell.
The Cambridgeshire-born shot-stopper comes to Tyneside after an eight-year tenure at Burnley where he made 155 appearances for the Clarets.
Pope has had England recognition making eight appearances for the national side. His debut came in a friendly against Costa Rica on June 7 2018.
With Burnley being relegated from the Premier League in the previous season, Pope will be hoping to keep in the England fold so he can travel to the Qatar World Cup in the winter of 2022.
Pope: ‘I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into it‘
Speaking to NUFC TV, the Newcastle new boy said: “Now I'm here, I can't wait to get started.
”The deal has taken a couple of weeks to come to fruition but it got over the line really quickly, and I'm delighted to be here and I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into it."
Eddie Howe gushed about his new signing by saying: "Nick is an exceptional Premier League and international level goalkeeper so I'm very pleased to be adding strong competition to a very important position.
"There has been a lot of interest in him from other clubs this summer, so I'd like to thank our owners and everyone behind the scenes for getting us ahead of the competition.
”I'm delighted he is joining us as we prepare for the exciting challenge ahead."
More signings coming in?
The temperature colls and rises in Newcastle. Even with the heatwave, the U.K is currently experiencing, the Magpies are actually experiencing a freeze on transfers.
With 90min reporting this morning that the deal for Reims forward Hugo Ekitike is now off.
Understand that Newcastle United have pulled out of Hugo Ekitike deal.— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) June 23, 2022
Everything was agreed with Reims and the player's personal terms - but the agent was demanded extra payments amongst a number of things, and the deal is now off. https://t.co/FkfzElkS1S
The move for Lille defender Sven Botman deal has also cooled and nothing has moved forward, with the French club still haggling over his transfer fee.